The average salary for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in United Kingdom is £23,623.
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Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer
A computer aided design, or CAD, designer's responsibilities revolve around taking blueprints and designs from engineers, and reformatting and representing them in a digital form. Rough product designs, building schematics, or additional product add-ons or modifications are examples of designs and documents that CAD designers are asked to reproduce on computers. In addition to recreating these designs, CAD designers also look over designs to ensure their creator has adhered to safety, quality an…Read more
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Tasks
- Design two and three-dimensional drawings of products, assemblies, parts and/or buildings.
- Conduct design layout feasibility studies to solve engineering issues.
- Incorporate engineering change orders into designs.
- Select component parts and materials to be used in designs.
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Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Autodesk AutoCAD and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Microsoft Office and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer
An entry-level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £20,030 based on 10 salaries. An early career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £21,705 based on 145 salaries. A mid-career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £26,394 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £29,639 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £29,934.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in their job title in Preston, England: Lancashire earn an average of 24.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (10.1% more) and London, England: London (7.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Leicester, England: Leicestershire (20.8% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (19.6% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (5.5% less).
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